The music of Hillsong has definitely been a soundtrack during many seasons of my life. So I’m excited to be a part of this Hillsong Movie Giveaway. As I look back at the songs from Hillsong that have meant so much to me over the years, it goes back to the late 90’s with songs like “Shout to the Lord” & “Jesus Lover of My Soul”.

As I fast forward through the 2000’s and now into this decade, there are so many of their songs that have been anthems for me during happy, exciting moments as well as the hard, sad ones. These songs have carried me in so many ways.

Even now when I hear the opening chords of songs like “Cornerstone”, “Stronger”, and “Awakening”, there is something unexplainable that rises up in me. But by far, my favorite song by Hillsong is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”.  

Most likely because God has used that particular song to usher me into a new season in my life. It’s amazing how God can do that through music! I first heard this song as I worshipped in my kitchen during the very first If:Gathering in February of 2014. God whispered the beginning of a calling to me that weekend. As that year went on, that song kept popping up in worship times and on the radio at just the right moment, again how amazing is God to use music in that way! That was the year God was moving my heart toward something new and every time I heard it, the words of “Oceans” spoke so clearly to me.

That move, I now know was stepping down from the staff of a church that I dearly love and stepping out in faith to launch of THIS online community, ThePrayingMom.com. I was terrified and very hesitant at first, but every time I heard this song I knew in my heart that He was calling me to step out of my comfort zone & be vulnerable here in this online space. So here I am just a few months into the launch of the website and He makes it more evident every day that if I just trust in Him, He will not lead me astray!

So all of this to say that when I heard there was going to be a Hillsong MOVIE, I got really excited! I think it will be a movie experience like no other… a “theatrical worship experience”. I’m excited to see the story of Hillsong unfold from the early small beginnings to the impact it has on millions today! Even the director of the movie says that he doesn’t share the same beliefs as the band, but he learned so much from them during the filming and believes he is a better person because of it. That’s powerful!

Here’s a sneak peek:


I hope you will make plans to go see the Hillsong “Let Hope Rise” movie when it releases this Friday, September 16th at theaters across the country!

Want to go for FREE and receive a copy of the movie soundtrack CD? See details of the giveaway below:

*GIVEAWAY* (This giveaway has now ended)

I am blessed to have the opportunity to partner with Grace Hill Media to giveaway TWO (2) movie money electronic vouchers (redeemable at your local theater for any showing you choose) AND a copy of the HILLSONG “Let Hope Rise” movie soundtrack.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your favorite song by Hillsong and why you want to go see this movie.

Details: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen on Friday, September 16th, 2016 and notified by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited.

** This giveaway has ended and our winner is Mary Wood! Thanks to everyone who entered!


If you would still like to see the movie, you can purchase your tickets HERE